<p>I am thinking about taking Econ 200, and 201 but it says Math 111 is recommended. Its recommended not required so I don't really want to waste time in that class. Is there anyone who has taken Economics that can tell me if Math 111 would be helpful in taking Econ 200. I hope that makes sense. thanks :)
By the way this is all for the University of Washington and Math 111 is an Algebra/Business Math. According to the course description it goes over business equations and graphs that go with the growth of money.</p>

<p>If Econ 200 and 201 is micro and macro economics respectively, then basic algebra and (depending on school) possibly calculus will suffice. It's not a difficult class mathematically at all, at least here at UWMadison</p>

<p>I'm not sure what Math 111 is, but if you took an equivalent maths that is not necessarily business specific (ie. Calculus 1 rather than Calculus for business), then you should be fine.</p>

<p>I've taken both econ classes at a WA CC, which are supposed to be very similar to those at UW. Since Math 111 is not required, you don't have to take it. If you have already taken precalculus or higher in hs, you'd be more than fine as far as math goes. Yes, the course does use some math that is taught in Math 111, but you probably learned those math topics in hs.</p>

<p>don't bother. I highly doubt that it will help you significantly for an intro-level macro or micro class unless your math skills are extremely sub-par.</p>

<p>^^^I'd go with him on this.</p>

<p>You didn't learn algebra in high school???</p>

<p>^^^Yes I took 3 years of algebra. I was in statistics my senior year.</p>